Vigilantes kill policeman

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An official says vigilantes in Nigeria's northeast have killed a police officer after one of their members was shot dead by police. Picture: AFP PHOTO

MAIDUGURI - An official says vigilantes in Nigeria's northeast have killed a police officer after one of their members was shot dead by police.

The Civilian Joint Task Force has been helping the government capture Islamic insurgents in and around Maiduguri, where Boko Haram formed years ago.

A member of the Civilian-JTF, Muhammed Adamu, said the policeman shot and killed the vigilante after stopping him for being on the wrong side of the road. Adamu says the member was transporting a Boko Haram suspect in a car.

Borno state Gov. Kashim Shettima said vigilantes blocked a major road with burning tires and threatened to harm further policemen on Saturday. State police commissioner Lawal Tanko said one officer was beaten to death.
 

-Sapa

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